Frank X. Neuner Jr.
Board Member

Frank X. Neuner, Jr. was nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation by President Donald Trump, and the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination on August 1, 2019. 

Neuner is a founder and partner of NeunerPate, a local corporate defense firm. He has shown an unwavering commitment to leadership and service to his community and profession. Through Neuner's example and encouragement, the firm has developed a culture of dedication to community service and providing pro bono legal services. NeunerPate was awarded the Louisiana State Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017. Neuner’s leadership roles and volunteerism extend beyond Acadiana to the state, national, and international stage. Neuner served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2005 and 2006 during the tumultuous Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In 2013, Neuner was invited to speak at The World Justice Forum in the Hague, Netherlands and share his experience in restoring the legal system after a natural disaster. During his six-year tenure as Chair of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, he spearheaded the drive to provide legal protection and access to justice for indigent defendants. Neuner received a Juris Doctor in 1976 from Louisiana State University.

In 2008 he was honored as the LSU Law Distinguished Alumnus. In 2013 the Louisiana Bar Foundation honored him as its Distinguished Attorney. In 2018 Neuner was awarded the ABA Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, served as the ABA State Delegate for Louisiana from 2012-2021, has been on the Board of IPNO since 2014 and currently the Emeritus Board Chair, is a past Chair of the ABA Client Protection Committee, Chair-Elect of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, serves on the American Bar Foundation Board, Chair of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and member of the ABA Board of Governors.

He has been married to Tracy Owens Neuner for fifty-one years, and they have four children and six grandchildren.